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Never Let Me Go

by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were.

Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special–and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is another classic by the author of “The Remains of the Day”.

This is an engaging coming-of-age story. Its focus is on friendship and self-definition and includes elements of excitement and mystery. The narrative is beautifully spun and mysterious; we realize, often before the characters themselves, of their required contributions to the larger social order.

Nominated by Dr. Joel Glasser, Honors College

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